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Top gear review So, if the knee is jerked, I shouldn't really be ideal viewing fodder for Top Gear. I may well be male and in my 30s, and, like at least two of the presenters, I have been known to combine fiercely pressed denim jeans with a suit jacket, but I have next to no knowledge of cars and beyond being able to drive, little actual interest in them. But this is the beauty of the brand of auto-centric television Top Gear now channels into our homes. Yes, of course it adores cars, but it goes beyond the grain of telling you which type of motor is ideally suited to you, represents value, has economy in fuel etc. Forget that. Whingers who constantly berate the programme for not representing the "average" motorist (down my street that's a Volvo owner with a dog cage screwed into the boot and a stereo which insists on playing the Black Eyed Peas far too loudly) miss the point - if you want sage advice on goodly intended cars, ask a dealership local to you. Have a word with your local mechanic. Subscribe to Exchange & Mart. Top Gear is about fantasy, experimentation and the future, and this was epitomised in tonight's episode. The beautifully redefined Top Gear now centres on the camaraderie between three prankishly knowledgeable presenters, all of whom have attitudes and foibles, and the daft situations and asides they cook up to take the show beyond documentary and into entertainment. ...read more.

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head straight for the water upon arrival ("That's really annoying" - Clarkson). The enthusiasm as he drifted into the drink in a perfect line ("It works!") was obvious; his ability to hoist his sail and take full control was not as he hit the reeds at the other end and got stuck. The other two tentatively made it into the water but Hammond's propeller - his main and, frankly, only hope of keeping the "Damper Van" afloat, snapped off via the entry ramp and immediately he was on his way down. Clarkson, meanwhile, had time to switch off the car engine, leap through the hacksaw-cut sunroof of the "ToyBota" and put on his life jacket prior to starting up the outboard motor. This wasn't a race, as May would later point out to his considerable advantage, but the terms of the challenge had been lost on Clarkson who was able to take his creation for a gentle and successful spin round the reservoir while Hammond frantically tried to bale the water out of his van. "I've got a spare outboard motor," he was gleefully informed by Clarkson. "I'll give you a million pounds and a leg, either one, take your pick" replied a desperate, sinking Hammond. He got the motor, strapped it up, pulled the string and got it moving, but even though the boat was finally (if dubiously) ...read more.

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heckling their opinions during the Motoring News or Cool Wall sections, while plenty of celebrities of either gender have driven the Reasonably Priced Car round the racetrack outside in the hope of getting to be Stig-like in their handling skills. And to everyone who claims the show should be replaced by a more environmentally aware motoring programme, be quiet. Nobody but you would watch it. It's about viewers, not issues. Sunday nights are the perfect time for Top Gear, because just before the majority ups themselves for work, traffic jams and dodgy started motors in the colder months, you can wile away an hour with fast cars, jokes about sartorial inelegance and whitened teeth, and three overgrown schoolboys trying to turn landcraft into yachts, taking supercars through Parisian rush hours, racing one car's European journey against a light aircraft's equivalent, using a vehicle to climb a previously motor-free mountain, or presenting a BBC drivetime programme with vast incompetence (complete with Clarkson's breathtakingly reckless idea to adapt the travel news so as to not mention where the queues were, but just read out the registration numbers of the people who'd caused them). Motoring is only part of the issue with Top Gear; the real aim of the programme is to make the monotony of motoring a real source of entertainment, and boy, does it succeed. It's worth watching even if you can't drive and, thankfully, I still can. ...read more.

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